Thursday, April 22, 2010

I Win

I love to win.  I need to win. 

You could say that I'm competitive.  Well, today I won at something that I didn't want to win.  I've won the Worst Mother of the Year Award.

Here's the story.  Ainsley has a cold.  She's been coughing a bit but not much.  It's really not that bad.  So last night we put her to bed and she was doing ok.  Then when we were going to bed, we went in and checked on her.  Again fine.  Once we got in bed, she started to cough and cough and cough. 

I decided from my bed that she was fine and that I didn't want to listen to the coughing over the baby monitor.  So I turned it off.  I could still hear her coughing from her room so I figured all would be ok.

Fast forward to this morning.  I went in to get her up and there was my sweet girl, lying down in a pile of puke.  Apparently during that coughing fit she had coughed so hard she puked.  And then she laid down in it and fell asleep.  IN HER OWN PUKE! 

We quickly threw her in the tub and removed the vomit from her hair and got her as clean as you can in 2 minutes.  We are on a schedule in the morning and this was going to throw it off.  I got her dressed and brushed her hair.  It still smelled like puke.  So instead of putting her back in the tub, I sprayed her hair with my gel spray and sent her to the nanny. 

Just call her slick

And so the award truly belongs to me.  I will put it on my desk at work where I am sitting to remind me that my sick child is with her nanny after having had a horrible night with no mommy in sight. 

Oh and it's my nephew's birthday today and I am just now thinking I should buy him a present and send it to him.  But this is no surprise because I'm a week late with every one of my 6 nieces and nephews birthdays.  Guess I win the Worst Aunt of the Year Award too.


  1. Don't be so hard on yourself! You were doing what you thought you should.... Ainsely won't remember and it will soon be a thing of the past!

    You're a great MOM!

  2. I totally agree- it was what I would have done too. When you (and they) are used to you not responding to every noise, it is normal. I'd feel horrible too, but from this side of it, I don't think you have any reason to. Just let it go as best you can- one day you will laugh at it. Remind me of this the next time I win the award, though!

  3. It's okay, Tracey! We all have those moments. My mother-in-law did the exact same thing. I hope you have some sweet snuggle time with Ainsley soon!


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